Windows 10: Accidentally Made new User Path Variable, so real one got overridden!!

  1.    16 Sep 2017 #1

    Accidentally Made new User Path Variable, so real one got overridden!!


    While trying to add a new Path Variable, i accidentally made a new User Path Variable with the exact same name as the real User Path Variable, so the real one got overridden. What can i do to recover it? If i can't, what can i do? Need Answers Quick. Thanks!
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  2.    17 Sep 2017 #2

    Suggest system restore. (Assuming it will work given what you've done!) Have you enabled it on your PC?

    System Restore Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    You can start it from
    a. within Windows
    b. by booting from Win 10 bootable medium
    c. by e.g. SHIFT + left click on Restart and reboot to Troubleshooting options.

    Failing that you could restore the backup copy of your registry (needs a boot disk or you boot to a command prompt)

    We strongly recommend everyone uses disk imaging. If you have a disk image of Windows you have a second chance in most situations without technical help. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free)
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Sep 2017 at 09:29. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3.    17 Sep 2017 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Suggest system restore. (Assuming it will work given what you've done!) Have you enabled it on your PC?

    System Restore Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    You can start it from
    a. within Windows
    b. by booting from Win 10 bootable medium
    c. by e.g. SHIFT + left click on Restart and reboot to Troubleshooting options.

    Failing that you could restore the backup copy of your registry (needs a boot disk or you boot to a command prompt)

    We strongly recommend everyone uses disk imaging. If you have a disk image of Windows you have a second chance in most situations without technical help. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free)
    My computer seems to be working fine and i have not encountered problems so far. I deleted the User Path Variable, not the System Path, should i still do a system restore? I don’t know if the restore point i have is old or new...
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  4.    17 Sep 2017 #4

    Which variable are you referring to? USERPROFILE? That's pretty simple, so if the path is valid- same as before- I guess you're lucky.

    As you can see, restore points are clearly dated:
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    .. so you can decide what to do.

    I have my PC set up to create one daily (using a task I created):
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    We also continually strongly urge people to use disk imaging to protect their PC & their data against all manner of problems-- something to look into when you've resolved this. (e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) ).
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  5.    17 Sep 2017 #5

    dalchina said: View Post
    Which variable are you referring to? USERPROFILE?

    As you can see, restore points are clearly dated:
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    .. so you can decide what to do.

    I have my PC set up to create one daily (using a task I created):
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    We also continually strongly urge people to use disk imaging to protect their PC & their data against all manner of problems-- something to look into when you've resolved this. (e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) ).
    I’m reffering to the Path in User Variables. Not everyone seems to have it and the value is different for different computers.
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  6.    17 Sep 2017 #6

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    As you can see, it can get complicated depending on what's installed, so you may find something obscure not working.
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